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CASA starts education on Class D

written by WOFA | April 20, 2010

GAAP airports will soon be operating under Class D rules. (Paul Sadler)
GAAP airports will soon be operating under Class D rules. (Paul Sadler)

CASA has started its campaign to educate pilots on the new Class D procedures which will replace General Aviation Aerodrome Procedures (GAAP) at Bankstown, Camden, Moorabbin, Archerfield, Parafield and Jandakot from June 3.

“GAAP aerodromes will move to new Class D procedures and will no longer be known as GAAP,” said CASA CEO John McCormick. “The new Class D procedures also apply to existing Class D aerodromes.  These new procedures align with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and United States Federal Aviation Administration Class D procedures.”

CASA says that it will publish the new procedures, which will also apply to existing Class D airports,  in late April, with a communications campaign starting in May, which will include on-line training, DVDs, brochures and information cards. The authority will also conduct more than 60 workshops around the country beginning in May, with bookings available through the CASA website.

The workshops will also outline changes to procedures at non-towered aerodromes.

“At non-towered aerodromes the changes relate to the carriage and use of radios, circuit procedures and maintaining separation,” McCormick said.

“The changes being made to procedures at non-towered, Class D and GAAP aerodromes are not radical but they must be understood by all pilots.”


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